My alarm clock buzzed as I rubbed the sleep from my eyes.7 a.m…Ugh…I could hear BENs voice wafting from the kitchen.
“Time to get up~!”
After a quick breakfast of mushy cereal , I went to the bathroom and swallowed my pills.
Lately I had to take them more and more. Slenderman was nice, and he got them for me, but I could sense that the whole family was concerned about how much I was taking.
A little while later, I set out to see her. Well, not see her exactly, but watch her, which was as close as anyone in the house could get to a human.
She was walking to school again, right on cue. Her headphones were lodged deeply in her ears and a smile played on her lips as she mouthed the words to a song I didn’t know.
I sighed as I watched from a tree. Her lips. Sometimes I just wanted to take off my mask and press her lips against mine, to see how it would feel. I wanted to feel like I was a normal person for once, who had the opportunity to love who I wanted and not be restricted by anything.
I returned to the house, greeted as usual by the hyperactive BEN.
“Where’d you go, Masky?” he asked.
I began to walk back to my room.
“You’re hiding something,Masky.I can tell.”
My cheeks burned.
“What have you been doing?”
I fumbled around in my pocket for the crumpled photograph.It had fallen out of her pocket one day and I had to go back and get it.
He stared at it and his forehead crumpled.
“This-This is not good, Masky. She’s human. You can’t just go and fall in love with a human!!”
“NO. You can’t , Masky. You can’t.Slender will kill you if he finds out!”
I stalked off in a furious rage. BEN knew now. He knew about my secret.